[See America First]
"SEE AMERICA FIRST." Actress Kay Gordon visits Oakland, California and is welcomed at airport. She then visits various businesses located in Oakland, including: Oakland Tribune newspaper; Cutter Bear; Lake Merritt; Paramount Beauty Salon; Bulwinkle's Furs; American Trust Company; Dr. Bullis, chiropractor; Clarence Saunders Stores; Heald's Business College; Oakland Zoo; Remar Baking Company; Jackson's Furniture Company; Clean Cleaners; Carol Will's Shoe Shop; and McGurrin Motors.
Automobile dealers San Francisco Bay Area Doctors Chiropractic Advertising
Subject: Riding the REO Royale. Kay who? Broken and busted
a buck a week. Bank holiday in 1933 hope Kay got her check. There was no FDIC under the HOOVER A ministration a lot of the hoi polloi lost their whole accounts.Dont't know about American Trust I know it merged with WELLS FARGO BANK in the 40's. Oakland was a busy prosperous city until the storm of de-industrialization hit in the 70's and CRACK hit town in the 80's. The place turned fom being Brooklyn into a ruin like CAMDEN or GARY or so many in this country. The city was fairly well integrated after WW 2 a mostly White, Black and Mexican population. There were also a considerable number of Asians and people from the Pacfic area. The manfacturing base provided jobs for many as did the several military bases in the area. As the employment dried up the population moved out. The vacuum was filled by the poorest. It was EVERYONE FLIGHT not just WHITE FLIGHT. I recognize several of the businesses in this film. THE CLEAN CLEANERS WAS in business until around 1975 when the deteriorating economy forced it to close. One of my
neighbors wasa delivery driver for them in the 50's and 60's. Jackson's Furniture was in business fom around 1900 until the 70's when the bad economy increasing crime caused this venerable buiness to give up. Our neighbor worked there as a decorator from the 40's until they shut the store. Tony Rossi Florist located on Fruitvale Ave. I believe is struggling to stay in
business. They catered to the funeral trade. There no shortage of funerals in town these. days. The Tribune Newspaper building is closed. It has been a white elephant since the 80's. Take a google map tour of most of the city-takea like
tour of CAMDEN note the resemblance. Only there's not a FORTIFIED Campbell Soup plant for Oakland. Except for the Upper-class North end hills it's a HORROR show- boulevards of smashed and broken dreams. A comeback would be a miracle NO one seems to give a wit. It's a give-up show. It's a WARNING!
them to mail that check
Subject: For Sale: One (uncredited) celebrity.
I should say that this film is horrendously in pieces. I do believe all the film is there, it's just that all the pieces are all jumbled up.